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  • Dallas extends Eakin with $15.4 million, four-year deal

    Sportsnet "Any uncertainty Cody Eakin may have had heading into 2015-16 has been squashed in advance. The Dallas Stars extended the impending restricted free agent Friday to a four-year contract worth $15.4 million, according to Dallas Morning News reporter Mike Heika. Eakin’s current deal, which..." August 28

  • NHL free agent class of 2016 strong

    TSN "With Mark Giordano signing a six-year, $40.5 million extension with the Calgary Flames, the 2016 NHL free agent market lost arguably its best available unrestricted defenceman. Fears of a dearth of signing activity come July 1 are unfounded, though, considering that the crop of players set to..." August 25

  • Trio of ex-Blackhawks could help Stars win now, but Nill's plan is for them to also help future generations

    Dallas Morning News "Patrick Sharp has won three Stanley Cups, Johnny Oduya two and Antti Niemi one — all with the Chicago Blackhawks. All now are in Dallas. It’s not by accident. Stars general manager Jim Nill went shopping this offseason for the benefit of two generations of players — the Jamie Benns and Tyler..." August 24

  • Seguin used Boston criticism as 'motivation' after trade

    CSN New England "Tyler Seguin is heading into his third NHL season since being dealt away from the Boston Bruins, and has become an offensive superstar and potential Hart Trophy candidate while blossoming into one of the league’s best players for the Dallas Stars. But it’s still pretty clear his end with the..." August 20

  • Who's the best player in the NHL for 2015-16?

    Yahoo! Sports "The Hockey News released its 2015-16 NHL Yearbook, which our own Sean Leahy carries around like a kid at seminary school clutching his Testaments. Within its pages is the annual Top 50 player ranking, and SwissHabs has captured part of the list for 2015-16; we’re guessing it caught their eye..." August 19

  • Adidas lands NHL jersey deal

    TSN "The National Hockey League appears poised for radical changes to its team jerseys in the wake of a deal that may pave the way for advertising on team uniforms. Adidas has won a long-term deal to make uniforms for the 30 NHL teams, beginning in the 2016-17 season. Adidas takes over from its..." August 17

  • Is Tyler Seguin Next?

    Defending Big D "Most of us probably assumed that 2015 was the Summer of Connor McDavid. The most hotly hyped hockey talent in 10 years went No. 1 in the NHL Draft, as everyone predicted, and triggered a rapturous moment of selection for the lucky lottery winners at the Edmonton Oilers, as previously..." August 16

  • Top 50 NHL Goaltending Prospects for 2015-2016

    In Goal Magazine "With the amount of amateur and professional scouting available in this modern age of sports, any list of the best prospects will vary depending who is making the list. Based on a collection of those different opinions and scouting work from our staff, InGoal has created a power ranking for the..." August 14

  • Oilers deemed to have best group of prospects; Penguins worst

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Edmonton Oilers have the best group of prospects. The Pittsburgh Penguins have the worst. Those were the findings of ESPN’s Corey Pronman, who ranked the “organizational prospect depth” of all 30 NHL teams and published his analysis today. “The Oilers have two great defensive..." August 12

  • Stars already 80,000 tickets ahead of last season’s pace

    Dallas Morning News "Compared to this time last season, the Stars have sold about 80,000 more tickets when figured on a one fan per game basis, according to Stars president Jim Lites. Spread out over 42 home games, that comes out to 1,904 seats per game. Now, that doesn’t mean the team will see its average..." August 08

  • Dallas has ‘deepest bench of defense prospects in the league,’ says owner

    Pro Hockey Talk "Though his team’s defensive play left plenty to be desired last season, Stars owner Tom Gaglardi is bullish on the blueline’s future. “We’ve got the deepest bench of defense prospects in the league quite honestly,” Gaglardi told the Stars website this week. The remark came during a..." August 08

  • Stars' Benn skating more often after hip surgeries

    NHL.com "Jamie Benn, the NHL's reigning scoring champion, is skating three times a week and could be ready for Dallas Stars training camp in September after offseason hip surgeries. "Workouts are picking up, but it's still controlled," Benn told The Dallas Morning News for a report published Wednesday...." August 06

  • NHL unveils ‘historic’ digital media rights deal with MLBAM

    Pro Hockey Talk "In a way, baseball will power the way hockey fans consume a ton of digital NHL-related media going forward. More specifically, MLBAM will be doing the heavy lifting, as the NHL announced a “historic” six-year deal with the service, which also apparently powers streaming services for companies..." August 04

  • Stars GM Jim Nill on Lehtonen, Niemi: 'You can't get any better than having two No. 1 goalies in your lineup'

    Dallas Morning News ""I think it's healthy competition. I've spoken to both of them. They both want to win. In the end, it's about winning. We're in a very, very tough conference. It's a tough conference competition-wise and then a tough conference travel-wise. When we start to have back-to-back games; when we play..." August 02

  • New big NHL contracts appear to have protection from potential upcoming lockout

    TSN "NHL lockout. It's the one phrase that can send a chill down your spine on the sweatiest summer July day. Rest easy, for now: the NHL and NHL Players' Association has guaranteed labour peace for each of the next five seasons, through the 2019-20 campaign. While another hockey work..." July 29

  • Stars' Seguin skating without knee brace

    NHL.com "Dallas Stars forward Tyler Seguin said his injured right knee is healing and he expects to open training camp without a brace. "I want to go free," Seguin told The Dallas Morning News on Monday. "I'm sure you can use a smaller brace or a lighter brace, but they say that once you start relying..." July 28

  • NHLPA’s Fehr: Players want to play in Olympics

    Sportsnet "NHL players competing at the PyeongChang 2018 Olympics certainly isn’t the most important storyline in hockey these days – expansion, off-season transactions and managerial moves are – but it’s still a topic many are interested in. NHLers have competed at the Olympics since the 1998 Nagano..." July 25

  • Stars D-man Johns hopes to make NHL debut in '15-16

    NHL.com "Stephen Johns was traded by the Chicago Blackhawks to the Dallas Stars along with Patrick Sharp earlier this month, but unlike Sharp, the defenseman is no lock for an NHL roster spot. "I am just going to be like every other guy here, battling for a spot, competing and doing whatever I can,"..." July 23

  • Post expansion, could NHL realign with eight divisions?

    Pro Hockey Talk "After the NHL received just two bids for expansion teams — one for Las Vegas, the other for Quebec City, but nothing for Seattle or Portland — could the league be headed for another realignment? From the Globe and Mail’s Eric Duhatschek: When the NHL last realigned, the commitment was only..." July 22

  • Can young NHLers be trusted?

    TSN "One of the hockey narratives I’ve always been curious about is the reputation that veterans pick up as the steady, reliable defensive options. The reputation seems to be built out of the fact that these players have extensive experience at the NHL level, and through that experience, they have..." July 22

  • Quebecor submits expansion bid for NHL franchise in Quebec City

    The Score "The company hoping to bring NHL hockey back to Quebec City has formally applied for an expansion franchise. Quebecor, the media conglomerate that operates Sun Media, TVA, Videotron, and Canoe, confirmed the bid in a brief statement Monday. A new arena in Quebec City, the Videotron Centre,..." July 20

  • Lack of cap room has made for ‘really difficult’ summer for some free agents

    Columbus Dispatch "It's been nearly three weeks since NHL free agency opened, and there are still plenty of good players on the market. There will be a second wave of signings, but one longtime NHL agent told The Dispatch that the market has never been this stagnant. "It's tough," the agent said. "There are..." July 20

  • Stars GM compares Benn, Seguin to Toews, Kane

    NHL.com "The Dallas Stars are admittedly measuring themselves against the Chicago Blackhawks, so the comparison from general manager Jim Nill was not out of the blue. "The Benns and Seguins remind me of [Jonathan] Toews and [Patrick] Kane when they were 22, 23, 24 years of age," Nill told the Dallas..." July 19

  • Agent: Rich Peverley undecided about future as a player

    The Score "Rich Peverley's future remains up in the air. The unrestricted free agent, whose contract with the Dallas Stars expired on July 1, is still undecided about whether he'll return to the NHL as a player, agent Allain Roy told Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe. Peverley, who turned 33 early in..." July 19

  • Stars GM Jim Nill on Valeri Nichushkin: 'We're expecting big things from him'

    Dallas Morning News "Stars GM Jim Nill joined TSN Drive earlier this week. Here are some highlights from the interview. On Valeri Nichushkin: “We’re expecting big things from him. That’s the other thing with our team. Last year we lost Nichushkin and Patrik Nemeth, he’s a big 6-foot-3, 220-pound defenseman. We..." July 19

  • Stars GM thinks John Klingberg could be another Erik Karlsson

    CBS Sports "The Dallas Stars have a lot of promising pieces in place for the 2015-16 season and should once again be one of the highest scoring teams in the NHL with an impressive group of forwards that was only made stronger with the recent addition of Patrick Sharp. The defense, on the other hand, is..." July 18

  • Johnny Oduya signs $7.5-million deal with Stars

    Sportsnet "Patrick Sharp will see a familiar face at training camp. Unrestricted free agent Johnny Oduya signed a two-year, $7.5-million contract with the Dallas Stars Wednesday, the club announced. The former Chicago Blackhawks defenceman spent two weeks on the open market and reportedly fielded..." July 15

  • Stars, Sabres, Blue Jackets pursuing Oduya: report

    NHL.com "The Dallas Stars, Buffalo Sabres and Columbus Blue Jackets are among the teams attempting to sign unrestricted free agent defenseman Johnny Oduya, the Dallas Morning News reported Tuesday. Oduya, 33, played the past three-plus seasons with the Chicago Blackhawks, winning the Stanley Cup twice...." July 15

  • Top 15 NHL UFAs of 2015: Best of who’s left

    Sportsnet "Where does the unrestricted free-agent class of 2015 stand now, after July 1’s flurry of signings? Well, admittedly, it’s looking a little thin. Although most big acquisitions will be made through trade at this point, that doesn’t mean useful players aren’t still out there to be scooped..." July 14

  • Stars among teams courting Oduya

    Pro Hockey Talk "Everyone knows that Johnny Oduya‘s first choice is to remain with the Chicago Blackhawks. But the 33-year-old defenseman can’t wait around forever for GM Stan Bowman to clear the cap space. If it’s not the ‘Hawks, the Stars — with a young, inexperienced defense that doesn’t have veteran Trevor..." July 14

  • Patrick Sharp proud of what he accomplished as a Blackhawk

    Chicago Tribune "There was never any doubt that Patrick Sharp would answer his phone this summer and be informed he was no longer a member of the Blackhawks. The call from Hawks general manager Stan Bowman finally came Friday night and it triggered a wave of emotions from a player who appeared in 679 games with..." July 12

  • Blackhawks trade Patrick Sharp to Dallas Stars

    Chicago Tribune "During the two previous salary-cap purges following Blackhawks Stanley Cup championships, general manager Stan Bowman had managed to avoid disrupting the team’s core group of players. That all changed as the Blackhawks' core was breached with the highly-anticipated trade of alternate captain..." July 11

  • Ducks, Capitals stand out as teams with best salary cap situations

    CBS Sports "When you're a good team in the NHL over an extended period of time it is inevitable that the salary cap is going to become an issue. The Chicago Blackhawks are still experiencing that this offseason (again), whiles teams like Pittsburgh, Boston, Minnesota, Philadelphia, Vancouver and San Jose..." July 09

  • Stars Re-Sign 2011 First Round Pick Defensman Jamie Oleksiak

    Defending Big D "Dallas' 2011 first round pick and giant defenseman Jamie Oleksiak has been re-signed by the NHL club to a one year deal. You can read the official release here. Mike Heika believes Oleksiak signed for $875,000: I believe it is one-year at $875,000 and Oleksiak is arbitration eligible next..." July 09

  • Stars' Jamie Benn feels ahead of schedule in recovery from hip surgeries

    The Score "Dallas Stars captain and reigning Art Ross Trophy winner Jamie Benn is hot on the recovery trail in his return from surgery on both hips. Benn was on the ice for the second time Tuesday following his post-season procedures. The surgeries were supposed to include a four-to-five month recovery..." July 08

  • Top 14 NHL UFAs of 2015: Best of who’s left

    Sportsnet "Where does the unrestricted free-agent class of 2015 stand now, after July 1’s flurry of signings? Well, admittedly, it’s looking a little thin. Although most big acquisitions will be made through trade at this point, that doesn’t mean useful players aren’t still out there to be scooped up...." July 07

  • 23 Players Elect Salary Arbitration

    NHLPA.com "Twenty-three players have elected Salary Arbitration: Arizona Coyotes Mikkel Boedker Phil Samuelsson Brendan Shinnimin Buffalo Sabres Phil Varone Calgary Flames Lance Bouma Paul Byron Josh Jooris Colorado Avalanche Andrew Agozzino Mathew Clark Detroit Red..." July 06

  • Ducks sign F Horcoff to one-year deal

    TSN "The Anaheim Ducks signed free-agent forward Shawn Horcoff to a one-year, $1.75 million contract according to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger. The 36-year-old scored 11 goals and added 18 assists over 76 games with the Dallas Stars in 2014-15, his second year with the club." July 02

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    Dallas Stars @DallasStars

    #Stars sign Curtis McKenzie (@muckbro16) to a two-year contract. READ:http://t.co/YRMbAQhsWf pic.twitter.com/WtlZIv6q6k

  • Report: Stars re-sign forward Patrick Eaves

    Sportsnet "The Dallas Stars have reportedly reached an agreement with forward Patrick Eaves on a one-year deal worth $1.15 million. " July 01

  • Nicklas Lidstrom, Chris Pronger lead 2015 Hockey Hall of Fame class

    CBS Sports "The Hockey Hall of Fame today announced the 2015 class of inductees and is it ever a good one. Former NHL defensemen Nicklas Lidstrom, Chris Pronger and Phil Housley were all elected this year, as was forward Sergei Fedorov. Angela Ruggiero, a member of the U.S. Women's Olympic Team and one of..." June 29

  • Antti Niemi gets three-year deal from Dallas Stars

    San Jose Mercury News "Antti Niemi won't be exploring unrestricted free agency, after all. Niemi signed a three-year contract with the Dallas Stars on Monday worth $13.5 million over three years for an annual salary cap hit of $4.5 million, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman. The 31-year-old Niemi, who was..." June 29

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    Chris Johnston @reporterchris

    The #stars are "very close" to a contract with Antti Niemi, per Jim Nill.

  • Stars surprise by taking Russian winger Denis Gurianov with 12th pick in NHL draft Friday

    Dallas Morning News "The Stars on Friday decided to use their own board and not go with perception that was in the national media. With highly-ranked forwards Mathew Barzal and Kyle Connor available, the Stars decided instead to go with Russian forward Denis Gurianov, who was 28th in a consensus ranking of all of..." June 27

  • Sharks send goaltender Antti Niemi to Stars

    Sportsnet "The Dallas Stars have acquired the rights of goaltender Antti Niemi from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for a seventh-round pick (193rd overall) in 2015, the team confirmed on Saturday. " June 27

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    Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger

    NYR have been offered a 1st rounder for Talbot. Not from Oilers or Flames. Dallas, SJ and Florida still involved. 1st isn't a deal maker.

  • NHL announces 2014-15 All-Rookie Team

    NHL.com "The National Hockey League today announced the 2014-15 NHL All-Rookie Team, including the three players voted as finalists for the Calder Memorial Trophy as the League’s top rookie: forwards Johnny Gaudreau of the Calgary Flames and Mark Stone of the Ottawa Senators and defenseman Aaron Ekblad of..." June 25

  • Stars not in on Patrick Sharp trade

    Dallas Morning News "While rumors have been coming out of Chicago that the Stars are among the suitors for Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp, one source said that’s not the case. Sharp, 33, is a talented player, but he has a salary cap hit of $5.9 million for the next two seasons, which is why the Blackhawks would..." June 25

  • NHL to announce opening of formal expansion process

    CBS Sports "The NHL is expected to announce that the league's board of governors has approved the opening of a formal expansion process, barring something unforeseen, according to Chris Johnston of Sportsnet. This does not necessarily mean the league will expand, but this will allow the league to gauge..." June 24

  • Report: 3-on-3 overtime coming to NHL, pending board approval

    CBS Sports "It appears the NHL will have a new overtime format for the 2015-16 regular season. That should be music to the ears of anyone that despises the shootout. The NHL GMs and NHLPA agreed Monday to recommend a five-minute three-on-three overtime period for regular season games not decided in..." June 24

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